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Getting more from your garden!

Getting more from your garden!

Getting more from your garden! By ‘getting more’ I mean multiplying up your favourite plants the cheap and easy way — by taking cuttings. Although September is thought to be… Read more »

Water, water, water keeps the garden rosy

Water, water, water keeps the garden rosy

I love to see the sun as much as anybody and it certainly makes the plants grow, but they could also do with a shower of rain from time to… Read more »

All’s growing well in the garden

All’s growing well in the garden

By the end of May, all the bedding plants were put in the borders and watered in for a few nights. Last weekend after some heavy rain I went around… Read more »

Growing vertically

Growing vertically

Growing vertically Both of us were staring at the same wall mounted moss collage in a corner of the Grand Marquee at the Chelsea Flower Show. We got chatting and… Read more »

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a Cool Climate Over the years in which climate change has been discussed in the media, there have been continual suggestions that it will be of benefit to… Read more »

Taking inspiration from The Chelsea Flower Show

Taking inspiration from The Chelsea Flower Show

I have been to Chelsea before – I have always loved it and I’m sure I always will. Never before have I felt so excited about going as I did this year. The… Read more »

Was buying a house called “Brambles” an omen? (Part three)

Was buying a house called “Brambles” an omen? (Part three)

Was buying a house called “Brambles” an omen? (Part three) “Every snow drift has a silver lining?” or “Is it true that gardeners are the world’s greatest optimists?” If you… Read more »

Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 (press day)

Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 (press day)

Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 (press day) The RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its centenary birthday this week, and I was very lucky to receive a press… Read more »

Gardening Adventure – Gardening Beginner!

Gardening Adventure – Gardening Beginner!

Gardening Adventure – Gardening Beginner! My beginner’s garden is still very much that. I still don’t seem to know what I am doing but I think it’s coming together. Though… Read more »

Advice for the new allotment holder

Advice for the new allotment holder

Advice for the new allotment holder This short post is all about string. The string-thing is aimed at new allotment plot holders. As they, like me, may be daunted by… Read more »